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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Body Style

Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 29 34 $56,200 $60,430
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $21,558 $22,340
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 36 $24,777 $25,945
4-Door Sedan LT 25 36 $22,547 $23,610
4-Door Sedan LTZ 25 36 $26,261 $27,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,558
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Chevy has taken a look elsewhere in its lineup, and in the market, and made the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu a stronger offering--with an emphasis on better gas mileage and more space.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.00
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 36.80
Front Head Room (in) 38 39.00
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.50
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.50
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99 100.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.10
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.10
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 107.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 73.00
Track Width, Front (in) 62 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 NA
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.50
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 62.00
Liftover Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 16.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 37.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QPE
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50ZR17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QPE
Front Tire Size P225/50ZR17 P215/60R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4190 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 338 @ 6000 196 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas/Electric V-6 Gas I4
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4600 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LKW
Displacement 3.5 L/211 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA MNH
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.64
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 450h Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 6.3
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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